I have a friend who was a palliative care nurse and is now a mortician. We briefly worked together and got along like a house on fire, we spent our lunch breaks discussing her thoughts on euthanasia, she even gave me a great story for one of my ethics assignments. A woman who didn’t finish … More Human Oddities: Genetics
It is evident that the roles of men and women have changed drastically in the last century and although they have progressed and changed it is also evident that they are far from being equal. Even though we still have gender roles, it is clear that the ideas, meanings and values placed on these roles … More Men and Women: Professional Gender Roles
Wuthering Heights, a literature nerd’s dream! Let’s take a deeper look into the way marriage, patriarchy, and gender conventions play throughout this novel. Specifically, lets focus on how far Catherine’s marriage choice in Wuthering Heights is influenced by the patriarchal attitudes and gender conventions of her society. Catherine’s marriage choices were greatly influenced by the … More Wuthering Heights: Marriage, Patriarchy, & Gender Conventions
How has the notion of a cemetery evolved for both the living and the dead, and what should we expect for its future? In addressing this question it is imperative that we focus on looking at it through a sociological, anthropological, philosophical and ethical framework for the deceased, the living and the surrounding culture. When … More Cemeteries: Past, Present, & Future.
Let’s talk about the evolutionary origin of language through the amalgamation of theories created by Condillac and Darwin. Rather than exploring the numerous complex notions that attempt to answer the question of how human language originated and the subsequent flaws in those arguments, this article will focus in on one specific theory, the theory that, … More How Did Language Happen?
The Alchemists used philosophy and science to try and transform “base metals” to “noble metals” – like lead to gold; almost like magic. This was an unsuccessful process with metals, however, this process became a valuable template for the understanding of our human capacity. Inked in my skin is the symbol of an alchemical process. … More Alchemy & The Soul